On the commune of Laurens, in the heart of the Faugères appellation and on the foothills of the Cévennes, the vineyard’s 26 plots today cover some 20 hectares having been acquired patiently over the years. They are distributed over 3 main sections :
- La Pataque : 1.80 hectares
- Les Prés-Lasses : 2.80 hectares
- La Rouirède : 14 hectares
The grape varieties are representative of the Faugères appellation: Syrah, Grenache, LledonerPelut, Carignan and Mourvèdre, plus a few very old Grenache Gris vines planted in 1958 !
The terroir is comprised of ochre, grey or blue sandstone and schist soils. This is a high quality but demanding terroir which naturally produces low yields. The landscape is undulating, and the vines are surrounded by natural hedgerows, woods and holm oak forests, cork oaks and garrigue (arbustus, cade, cistus, heather, broom, thyme).
Quality in a wine begins on the vine, and exceptional care is taken in the vineyard. The aim is to ensure beautiful, healthy and optimally ripe berries every year. Nothing revolutionary here, simply the application of good farming sense and practices which respect the environment and biodiversity. In 2016, this work was rewarded with the High Environmental Value certificate.